Researchers discuss how phenotyping can assist breeding and make the case for investing in new methodologies.
Consumers near Mexico City perceived blue maize tortillas to taste better. They were willing to pay up to a third more to buy them for special family events or to consume them in restaurants.
Modern phenotyping tools are crucial for crop improvement and breeders can profit much more from them.
Source: Mexico News Daily (15 Jan 2020)
Winner acknowledges the work of INIFAP, CIMMYT and the Mexico Corn Tortilla Foundation to recuperate native maize species.
Source: El Universal (12 Jan 2020)
Research shows that conservation agriculture under irrigation conditions increases yields and soil organic carbon, even in poor quality soil.
Source: Food Navigator LATAM (5 Dec 2019)
CIMMYT study in Mexico shows consumers are willing to pay higher prices for blue maize tortillas.
Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.
Recognized for most-cited works worldwide on Web of Science Group’s list of Highly Cited Researchers.
The 2019 Borlaug Dialogue explored solutions to feed the planet sustainably in the face of conflict and climate change.
Mexico’s agriculture secretary calls for an integrated approach to reach the Sustainable Development Goals
Villalobos highlights the importance of improving food systems and agriculture to fight violence and forced migration.
Study gives insight into Mexican consumers’ preferences and demand for blue maize tortillas.
CIMMYT scientists engage to preserve the Jala maize landrace, famous for producing the longest maize ears in the world.
UN-sponsored report acknowledges CIMMYT’s use of data and technologies to promote sustainable farming in Latin America
CIMMYT’s work featured on the Counting on the World to Act report, produced by SDSN and TReNDS.